Duolingo has launched a Hindi language learning course for English speakers. And about time too. With over 500 million people speaking Hindi it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. So Hindi should have been higher on Duolingo’s list of priorities.
Duolingo is one of the best ways to learn a language online. It uses repetition and gamification to help you build a sizable vocabulary in your language of choice. This includes both Japanese and Chinese, which Duolingo added to its lineup in 2017.
The Perfect Language for People Visiting India
The latest language to get the Duolingo treatment is Hindi. The Hindi language learning course has been in development for over a year, with various native speakers helping Duolingo pitch it just right. The resulting course should give you a solid grounding in Hindi.
Hindi is one of the official languages of India (as well as Fiji), and learning it means you will be understood throughout the country. This makes it the perfect language for future tourists and people looking to move to India for work to learn.
— Duolingo (@duolingo) July 19, 2018
Duolingo already offers an English language learning course for Hindi speakers, which 8.6 million people are currently taking. So it made perfect sense to offer the opposite: a Hindi language learning course for English speakers.
Duolingo is also already working on English language learning courses for people who speak Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, and Tamil. However, there are currently no plans to offer Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, and Tamil courses for English speakers.
Other Language Learning Tools Are Available
The Hindi language learning course is currently only available on the Duolingo website. However, it will eventually arrive on the Android and iOS apps as well. Still, thousands of people have already signed up to learn to speak Hindi through the Duolingo website.
While I’m personally a big fan of Duolingo, there are other ways to learn a new language online. However, if you do fall in love with Duolingo as I have, you might want to check out Duolingo Plus, Duolingo Clubs, and Duolingo chatbots.